News Archives of July 2011

July 22, 2011
Upstate, SU share grant to test prosthetic materials
Researchers at Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University will share a $24,600 grant from a Central New York Community Foundation fund to study new prosthetic materials that may stimulate cell growth for the treatment of vascular disease.

July 21, 2011
Upstate Medical University’s MedQuest camp allows students to see medical careers close up
Suturing, creating a cast, learning CPR and finding out more about healthcare careers is how some teens from Central New York are spending their summer. Officials say Upstate Medical University’s MedQuest camp allows students to see medical careers up close and may influence them to seek the education needed to pursue a career in healthcare.

July 21, 2011
Upstate announces the following appointments and recognitions
Upstate Medical University announces the following appointments and recognitions: • The Rev. Terry Ruth Culbertson, M.D.I.V., B.C.C., C.T. was recertified as a thanatologist in death, dying and bereavement for 2011-2013 by the Credentialing Council of the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Culbertson is spiritual care manager/ clinical pastoral education supervisor and clinical assistant professor [...]

July 20, 2011
Upstate ranked as top hospital in Syracuse
U.S. News & World Report ranked Upstate University Hospital as the top hospital in the Syracuse metro region in its 2011-12 Best Hospital report. In addition, U.S. News ranked the specialty care areas of cancer; ear, nose and throat; kidney disorders; and urology.

July 15, 2011
1,000 origami cranes take flight at Golisano Children’s
The cranes, a gift from students at St. Mary’s Academy in Baldwinsville, were donated to the hospital patients as an offering of hope and peace. The cranes are suspended from the ceiling of the 12th floor gallery in Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The exhibit runs through July 29.

July 14, 2011
Miracle Ride, Butterfly Run raise more than $200,000
Two of Upstate Medical University’s key pediatric fundraising events attracted participation by more than 1,600 people are raised more than $200,000 for pediatric cancer care and research.

July 7, 2011
Upstate acquires Community General
Upstate University Hospital Chief Executive Officer John McCabe, M.D., speaks with reporters after unveiling the new sign showcasing Upstate's acquisition of Community General Hospital. Upstate and Community hosted a celebration that included remarks from local dignitaries and a flag-raising by nurses representing each hospital. To view photos of the celebration go to:

July 7, 2011
Upstate Medical University acquires Community General
After more than a year of planning, the acquisition of Community General Hospital by Upstate Medical University is now official. The historic deal creates one hospital with two campuses; provides academic medical center with opportunities for growth and preserves healthcare on Onondaga Hill.

July 5, 2011
Upstate wins OCRRA’s Blue Ribbon Recycler Award
David Nettle from the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA), second from left, presents OCRRA's Blue Ribbon Recycler Award to Paul Seale, chief operating officer of Upstate University Hospital in recognition of Upstate's recycling efforts. Participating in the presentation, from left, are Susan Campanaro Murphy, director of environmental services; Jason Rupert, operational supervisor of environmental services; and Rob Andrus, director of environmental health and safety. Upstate now recycles 4,000 pounds of stuff a month, up from 1,125 pounds monthly in 2010.

July 5, 2011
University Hospital earns praise for recycling efforts
Upstate University Hospital is the first hospital in the county to be recognized for its recycling efforts by the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA). Upstate was named a Blue Ribbon Recycler by OCRRA in recognition of the institution’s commitment to the environment and its extensive recycling initiatives.

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